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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

SHORT FILMS


  1. LILANKO (sincere)

    Imam Syafi'i / SHORT FILMS / Indonesia / 10 mins
    Plays In:
    FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 1:00 pm Not Available


  2. THE LION

    Jon Chiang / SHORT FILMS / Canada / Documentary / 8 mins
    After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Vancouver hip-hop artist Francis Arevalo harnessed the healing power of music.
    Plays In:
    ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 8:30 pm Not Available


  3. LIONS IN WAITING

    Jason Karman / SHORT FILMS / Canada / Coming-of-Age, Drama / 17 mins
    The newest member of a minor league hockey team, Ray, is hazed by his new teammates as he struggles to fit in both on and off the ice. Ray will have to find the courage to accept himself first—and maybe even inspire a fellow teammate.
    Plays In:
    LOUD AND PROUD

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 3, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  4. LUCKY DAY

    Hyo Jin An / SHORT FILMS / South Korea / Crime, Thriller / 17 mins
    Ali, an immigrant and New York City cab driver, is hoping to live the American Dream for his wife and son. But to get there, Ali has to deal with a shady taxi dispatcher, two crooked cops, and a businessman who gets into his cab with a 9mm pistol, a briefcase full of stolen money, and a gunshot wound.
    Plays In:
    ON THE EDGE

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available


  5. THE MASSEUSE

    Tan Ce Ding / SHORT FILMS / Malaysia / Drama, Sci Fi / 20 mins
    In a futuristic Kuala Lumpur, a rookie technician with a disturbing past falls in love with an out-of-date humanoid masseuse. Departing from the “triumph of humanity” narrative, this sci-fi short puts humanity itself under interrogation.
    Plays In:
    ON THE EDGE

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available


  6. MEA CULPA

    Meng Yu / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy, Crime / 7 mins
    Mia plans to rob her sister's grocery store—but things don’t go as planned.
    Plays In:
    BEAT’EM TO THE PUNCH

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 1:30 pm Not Available


  7. MEIJING

    Youjia Qu / SHORT FILMS / China / 34 mins
    In this melancholy ditty, a nine-year-old girl named Zhu Meijing spends her alone time wandering empty movie sets, when she is suddenly given a bit role in a children’s movie. When the shooting is delayed due to the bratty lead actress, Meijing is asked to step in to the main rule and play a traditional Chinese tune, “Fisherman’s Song at Sunset.”
    Plays In:
    FROM THREE FEET TALL

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  8. MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL

    Chung-Wei Huang / SHORT FILMS / Taiwan, USA / Coming-of-Age, Drama / 19 mins
    Andrea Lin is a confused Taiwanese girl struggling to find her place in the world. In search of adventure, she takes a summer job in America working for a traveling carnival, where she confronts the harsh realities of life as a migrant worker. Andrea struggles to connect with her carny co-workers even after starting a romantic relationship with one of them—Julio, a young, free-spirited Mexican man—and must come to terms with her feelings of wanting to belong, yet never feeling at home. This story is dedicated to the people who foolishly yet admirably continue to chase their dreams, against all odds. Just as the carnival will always be rebuilt at the next destination, so too will our dreams.
    Plays In:
    WOMEN OF ALL AGES

    Village East Cinema
    July 27, 2018 5:30 pm Not Available


  9. A MISSION AT 311

    Nan Li / SHORT FILMS / 30 mins
    Charles Birnbaum, age 70, a piano tuner based in Atlantic City, is fighting to save his family's home from eminent domain.
    Plays In:
    CUNY SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    August 1, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available


  10. MIYAKO

    Yua Nakada / SHORT FILMS / Japan / 16 mins
    The main character Tomohiro was troubled with his course in life. He is in the third grade at junior high school. He delivered to a Geisha house to help his families business. At that time, he saw the severe world of Maiko. He is gradually attracted to becoming a Maiko.
    Plays In:
    FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 1:00 pm Not Available